Wisconsin needs a win at Penn State to avoid the BIG stumble

Anytime the Wisconsin Badgers lose a couple of games at Camp Randall, it’s probably not a very good year. This year is one of those years and yet they still have a chance to turn it around with a win in next week’s Big Ten Championship.

Before they embark to Indianapolis, they travel to Happy Valley to take on a surprising Penn State team on an emotional day for their senior class. Even though it could be the toughest environment the Badgers play in all year, they need this game to avoid stumbling into the BIG Game.

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Penn State Linebacker U Tradition Continues with Michael Mauti

The University of Illinois, is sometimes called “Linebacker U.” And although they have a strong tradition at that position –producing Dick Butkus, the whose name is on the award given to the nation’s best player at LB- Penn State University has a much richer history of linebackers. You can make a case for the University of Miami being Linebacker U as well, but I’m going to go with State College on this one.

Thirteen men who played the position at PSU have been named All-American; a superlative no other University can touch. There are currently six former Nittany Lions playing LB in the NFL. The next one to likely join them is junior Michael Mauti, who could be a 3rd-5th round draft pick in 2012.

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